Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2018.
£ 5.640 Million

The UK government has just announced plans to use artificial intelligence (AI) to help drivers avoid holiday jams in the future. A press release on the GOV.UK website said these improvements will be done by opening data access to planned changes to the road network to tech firms, thus allowing them to predict and solve […]

Data Analytics platform Glassbeam released today a machine learning update of its Rules & Alerts engine designed to create and maintain rule-based notifications. These new artificial intelligence-powered capabilities will allow users to trigger alerts based on anomalous values on various types of sensor and log data. Glassbeam said that combining this with several other features […]

Artificial Intelligence company Databricks announced on Tuesday that its Unified Analytics Platform now offers automation and augmentation throughout the machine learning lifecycle. The new platform’s features will not only automate machine learning model building but also data preparation and model deployment, thus making these new automated machine learning (AutoML) capabilities usable by both expert and citizen […]

Russia’s Center for Artificial Intelligence Research at The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and Huawei started collaborating on artificial intelligence projects, according to a press release published on Monday on the MIPT website. As the first step of this collaboration, Huawei has translated into Chinese the Artificial Intelligence report (Almanac), released by the Center for Artificial Intelligence […]

Artificial intelligence technologies used for facial recognition could soon be adapted to predict hailstorm, a new study from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has shown. Testing the same image recognition deep learning model used for identifying facial features, researchers at NCAR were able to spot individual storms’ features that are responsible for the formation […]

Startup, which claims to use artificial intelligence (AI) to build apps, would be using human engineers instead, a report by the Wall Street Journal alleged on Wednesday. The startup’s website claims that its “Human-assisted AI” technique is capable of building apps for customers in a few clicks. However, the Wall Street Journal spoke with several former […]

Indian cab aggregator Ola has announced the acquisition of Bengaluru-based artificial intelligence (AI) startup on Tuesday. As part of the deal, which value was not disclosed,  the team at including founders Inder Singh and Ritwik Saikia will join Ola. “We are looking forward to joining Ola in its mission to build mobility for a […]

Amsterdam-based blockchain company Bitfury has just launched its artificial intelligence (AI) division, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The company said the new division will use Bitfury’s existing hardware and software technologies to build integrated product solutions, as well as cloud-to-edge enterprise solutions for corporations and governments. Talking to Reuters, the firm’s co-founder and CEO Valery Vavilov […]

Machines should understand motive the way humans do, and not just perform tasks blindly, a new study claimed. The article by the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR), based at the University of Birmingham, is based on research by lead author Dr Valerio Ortenzi. In the paper, which was published in Nature Machine Intelligence last week, Ortenzi […]

The UK government just announced it will pledge £250m (roughly $304m) to be invested in a national artificial intelligence (AI) research lab for the NHS. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday, who claimed that with this new investment AI will be able to transform care and cut waiting times in […]

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